Friday, November 13, 2015

Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge is a wonderful place to witness the fall salmon migration. We visited last month and found water levels dramatically low.  We stopped by again and found that rains have improved water levels quite a bit, and the salmon have much less of a struggle now to get upstream.  Their numbers still seem less than in previous years.  We spied salmon eggs in the water, and an American dipper bobbing in and out of the water while snacking on them.  At the end of the footbridge near the trailhead is a tree completely perforated with tiny holes.  This time we caught the culprit red-handed- a red-breasted sapsucker.

Red-breasted sapsucker.
American dipper.

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